The Milky Show began in 1992 on KOOL FM Ottawa.  John Mielke, known then as “The Milkman” started as the overnight host, then evenings, then mid-day host.  When the station adopted a new format and new name (BOB FM) John continued as mid-day host until another format change took place in late 2014.


A champion for better mental health, it was imperative that the conversations on his show about this subject continued, and, within months, The Milky Show resumed here, on


Since then this station has seen an incredible community of more than 460,000 people tune in!


BTR is very much a LOCAL Ottawa radio station on the World Wide Web.  In addition to the Milky Show being live from Ottawa Monday through Friday, longtime Ottawa radio and TV news and business anchor John Brenner provides locally based news each weekday!


We’re local, and our audience is predominantly local; resulting in a marketing opportunity for Ottawa based businesses looking for an effective and affordable way to reach an audience... Especially businesses with a presence on the web!


From showcasing over 60 Ottawa based music acts on the air, to charity fundraisers, to initiatives to help keep small businesses going through tough times, to partnering with some of the coolest events big and small, BTR is 100% committed to serving the Capital.